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Tim, Bolton student and volunteer working on business plan

All experience is a torch
to light the way of each
new challenge

- Anonymous


E CITY and Bolton
Bolton Elementary School is a Cleveland Municipal School District K-8 school located at 9803 Quebec Avenue.
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2004-2005 School Year
Tim O’Brien taught E CITY’s second program at Bolton School this spring.  Although CMSD budget constraints limited the building availability to only 45 minutes after school, Tim believed in the value of the E CITY program and decided it was worth the effort to deliver the 70-hour curriculum in small increments through the spring semester.  Principal, Branka Vinski, was happy to see the program offered to her students again this year and supported Tim and E CITY’s efforts to make it a success. The students had the opportunity to go on a field trip to the Plain Dealer's Teidman plant
Principal, Branka Vinski, speaking at the business competition

A sample product from a student business.
There were 9 students who presented their business plans at  an in-class preliminary business plan competition. Six of those businesses were chosen by the class and Mr.  O'Brien to present at the final business plan competition, which was hosted by Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation, at Quincy Place. Once again many parents, friends, and business coaches were in attendance
We thank the following volunteer “coaches” from the Cleveland business community, who helped students polish their business ideas in preparation for their presentations, and the volunteer judges who rated the presentations and gave feedback to the students:

Students working with their business plan coaches.



David Boone
Mary Holmes
Colleen Patterson
Yvonne Conrad
Kitty Makley
Rosemary Downing
Antonio Olmos
Gayle Smith
Theo Fielding
Marla Spates
Hari Rajagopo



Jacek Ghosh
Wyonette Cheairs
Debra Wilson
Michael Scheiman
Jay VanAntwerp
Ken Leventhal


The judges awarded these students cash prizes for their business ideas and presentations.
Winners with the judges.
1st place, $150 -   Jacqueline Smith "Tease J"
2nd place, $100 - Victoria Shelton for "Sweet Tooth
3rd place, $50 -   Darse McMillon for  "Heavenly Pillows"
2003-2004 School Year
E CITY, in partnership with Bolton offered its entrepreneurship program to eight seventh and eighth grade students.  The program, sponsored by Bank One, culminated in a business competition on May 20, 2004. Tim O’Brien, a math teacher at Bolton, and a NFTE CET, was excited about the opportunity to show the students that they could become successful entrepreneurs.  Branka Vinski, the principal at Bolton, looks forward to a lasting partnership with Bolton and E CITY.
1st place winner of $150   Marcellus Jones
2nd place winners of $100Breana McCree
3rd place winner of $50    Ja’Lisa Turner


Bolton Business Plan Winners and Judges

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